We had an uneventful weekend I have to say. We did go out to eat on Friday, stayed up later than normal and slept in on Saturday. We also stayed in our pj’s all day. We mainly watched movies and ate in the den with all three meals!! I kind of slacked off from my regular parenting standards. No problem, right?
Were you like me and slacked off a bit from parenting this past weekend? Maybe you didn’t slack like I did, but maybe you have before. If or when you did, how did you feel about it come Monday? Guilty that you bent your own rules? To be quite honest, when I reflect back over the past weekends, I often bend my rules a bit.
Taking a Break from Parenting
I may let my 6-year-old son stay up later, it’s possible I may even skip morning brushing until late in the day when I realize I forgot. On top of that, WE sometimes don’t even get out of our pj’s until after lunch. Yea, you could say I’m a slacker…but guess what? IT’S OKAY!! My son loves school, he loves to read and draw, and he is crazy about his Kindergarten teacher. I’m not at all worried that he’ll grow up to be a couch potato!!
Parenting is hard, no doubt about it. Sometimes I just want to give up…but I would never do that. Since being on my own for the last 3 months while my husband works out of town, I’ve noticed that my parenting has been more relaxed than normal. Parenting alone is hard too. But, like I said above, it’s okay, I’ll just get back on track on Monday. My son isn’t going to grow up to be a bad kid because I might bend the rules over the weekends.
I’m asking that you do not judge me. I’m here to tell you that taking a break from parenting is okay to do sometimes. Perhaps on a weekend…then on Monday everything will be back to normal! To read my first two post on Sisterhood of Motherhood go here and here.
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